Bitcoin Whales Calling Quits
Crypto exchanges saw outflows in the past days, with no new serious tranches of either BTC or Tether (USDT). The recent dump, based on order books, seems to be a capitulation and a selling pressure, to realize partial profits from the recent bitcoin price rally. Previously, whale watching bots noted a series of large-scale transactions of coins to exchanges, lying in wait for potential selling.
#Bitcoin order books look out of balance now to the bearish side. Don't forget, momentum can snap back quickly. pic.twitter.com/LKeNcssl34
— Gabor Gurbacs (@gaborgurbacs) November 8, 2019
Order books reveal a pattern of selling pressures coming in from large-scale BTC traders. At this point, the selling momentum may see its tide turned at any moment, but for the time being, Bitcoin price seems solidly pressured at least to the $8,800 level.
On-Chain Metrics Point to Sluggish BTC Usage
Bitcoin transactions became almost languid in the past week, as price stagnated. Low activity suggests that most coins lay dormant, and there was no possibility for explosive price action. On-chain Bitcoin transactions and their value can indicate preparation for serious trading volumes. This week’s on-chain BTC metrics indicate that the benchmark crypto wasn’t in a mood to galvanize.
1/ This week's #onchain market observations:
Core #Bitcoin on-chain metrics are at monthly lows (adjusted transaction volume, exchange inflows, active addresses).
Healthier levels are required to set the stage for the next bull market. https://t.co/Otgo2bPILp pic.twitter.com/9Q9zkWCRxP
— glassnode (@glassnode) November 8, 2019
Bitcoin is one such cryptocurrency, which has a strong correlation between price and on-chain transactions, and the current metrics are not matching the expectations for a bull market. This, as with others, can be altered at any moment. But the buildup of slow coin movements ended in Friday’s sell-off.
Bakkt Action Picking Up
The Bakkt Bitcoin futures exchange saw a piling up of activity in the past day. Trading accelerated, with numbers approaching the 1,000 BTC record mark within 24 hours. This is still small compared to the overall crypto market volumes, but the Bakkt’s price discovery process has the potential to affect ongoing BTC sentiment.
∙ Today's volume so far: 970 BTC ($8,419,600) ∙ Last traded price: $8,680 ∙ Trading day progress: 34% ∙ Current daily Bakktarget : 2027 BTC ($17,594,962)
— Bakkt Volume Bot (@BakktBot) November 8, 2019
Bitcoin Price Stepping into Dangerous Territory
Bitcoin prices moved into somewhat dangerous territory, charting a “death cross” of moving averages. This situation further returned traders to bearish attitudes.
$BTC Death & Golden Cross
Don't know why nobody is talking about it, but #Bitcoin death-crossed on the daily, the last time it happened was around March 2018. After the death-cross we had a significant drop in price. After the golden cross in April 2019 a significant price jump. pic.twitter.com/ImUF6L5F1Z
— ₿itcoin Catz